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Welcome to the 2019 AAPOR/WAPOR Annual Conference abstract submission site!


Important Notice Regarding Federal Government Shutdown:
The federal government shutdown poses a challenge for AAPOR members who submitted abstracts to the 2019 AAPOR Conference. On behalf of the conference organizers, our goal is to support furloughed workers as much as possible. To that end, we are modifying the normal process. Click here to learn more.


The 2019 AAPOR Annual Conference will take place from Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Sunday May 19, 2019 followed by the WAPOR Annual Conference taking place from Sunday May 19, 2019 – Tuesday May 21, 2019 both in Toronto, Ontario. Abstracts will be accepted until November 12, 2018. Please follow the directions below when submitting your abstract.

Submissions: Each abstract proposal needs to be 300 words or less and submitted individually. A description of the presentation formats available is provided here.


  • Papers, Methodological Briefs and Poster Abstracts : November 12, 2018
  • Panel Proposals: November 12, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: Mid-January, 2019

The proposal submission form asks for author contact information, title, keywords describing the content of the presentation and an abstract of no more than 300 words. If selected, the primary presenter for an abstract will serve as the contact for all correspondence regarding session proposal acceptance and scheduling.

Multi-paper restriction: To promote broad conference participation, an individual may not submit more than two proposals as first author or as a presenter, regardless of the proposed format of the submission (panel participant, paper, poster or methodological brief). Also, each submission must identify who will be the presenter at the conference. 

Confirmation: Submitters will receive automatic email confirmation of their submission within 24 hours. Submitters who do not receive this confirmation should log back on to the site to verify their submission was submitted correctly in the system. NOTE: the submitter is the primary contact person and is responsible for notifying all other participants of acceptance, rejection, scheduling and any other information provided by AAPOR.

Review Process: Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers and final decisions will be made in January 2019 for all presentation formats. 

Notice to Federal Employees: The Annual AAPOR Conference conforms to the OPM definition of a "developmental assignment." It is intended for educational purposes; over three quarters of time scheduled is for planned, organized exchange of information between presenters and audience, thereby qualifying under section 4101 of title 5, United States Code as a training activity. The AAPOR Conference is a collaboration in the scientific community, whose objectives are to provide a training opportunity to attendees; teach the latest methodology and approaches to survey research best practices; make each attendee a better survey researcher, and; maintain and improve professional survey competency.

If you have read over all of the information above and agree to the deadlines and procedures, click on "Submit an Abstract" at in the navigation the top of the page to begin your abstract proposal. If you have an existing submission in the system, you can click on the link in the left hand navigation.

Thank you for your proposal!